Bell County among the highest for people with STDs
4/18/2017 Gene Mikeska, with the Bell Co. Public Health District, sent a press release that laid out ways to prevent STDs and when to be tested.
Walgreens Clinics Launching STI Testing Services
4/18/2017 Testing for STIs is one of our core principles,” said Lynn B. Barclay, President and CEO of the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), based in Research Triangle Park, NC. According to ASHA, one in two people who are sexually active will have a ...
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation kicks off Know Your Status tour at FAMU
4/18/2017 With the Know Your Status Tour, we are doing our part to educate our youth on the importance of being tested regularly for STIs and help them form good sexual health habits that they can take with them long into adulthood,” Grace explains. The KYST is ...
New Campaign Looks To End Stigma Around STD Testing
4/18/2017 The American Sexual Health Association launched a new initiative that encourages sexually active young adults to get tested for STDs. Elements of the campaign include a new website, hashtag, and video. Each year, there are 20 million new instances of ...
SPECIAL REPORT: How poor sex education exposes Nigerian teenage girls to pregnancy, STDs
4/18/2017 Rakiya's lack of formal education, and indeed of sex education may have contributed largely to her pregnancy. Her case typifies findings of the Nigerian government as it relates to teenage pregnancy.
Ask the Expert: What YOU Need to Know about STDs
4/18/2017 Take action to maintain your own sexual health and that of others. We recommend people use condoms since they remain one of the most effective tools we have for preventing STDs and unwanted pregnancy. That said, it's important to respect each person's ...
Syphilis, chlamydia are on the rise in Merced County
4/18/2017 Information campaigns during April's STD Awareness Month are being organized under the theme “Syphilis Strikes Back,” according to Richard Rios, public health program manager from the Merced County Department of Public Health.
Ten health benefits of sex
4/18/2017 Type "sexual health" into a search engine, and it is likely that you will be bombarded with pages of articles covering anything and everything, from sexual norms and advice on relationships, birth control, and pregnancy, to information about STDs and ...
STD surge worries health officials
4/18/2017 “It's made a very strong comeback.” The diseases are also spreading among young people who are reluctant to use condoms -- considered the most effective protection against STDs -- and who have sex with multiple partners, some health officials say.
Talking About STDs Can Be Awkward, But it Doesn't Have to Be
4/18/2017 Do your homework and learn more about STDs before having the conversation. Avoid having the conversation in the “heat of the moment” to allow for more clarity, honesty and focus.